Facts, Tips and Screenings Draw More Than 200 Area Residents to Annual Senior Resources Fair

By Susan Bouchard  

Social Security benefits, Medicare, healthcare and housing are just a handful of issues visitors were talking about at the Annual Senior Resources Fair in Woonsocket on Monday, June 16, 2018.

Each year Congressman David Cicilline, the event’s sponsor, invites representatives from federal, state and local agencies so that older adults and their caregivers can find answers to their questions under one roof.

At Monday’s event more than 200 area residents made their way to tables with information from 74 organizations. Many local resources were also on site offering practical advice, blood pressure screenings and tips on healthy aging.

Photos by Susan Bouchard

Age Friendly RI Senior Fair

Joyce Dolbec, left, YWCA healthcare consultant, and Torie Stabile, URI SNAP outreach coordinator, were among the nearly 75 local resources on site.

Scott Hampson, EMS coordinator for the Woonsocket Fire Dept., shares a laugh with Woonsocket resident Lucille Vario, following her blood pressure screening at Monday’s event